14 Nov 2012

Full-Time DRR OFFICER

ChildFund Laos – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYXiangkhouang, Laos

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Job Description

ChildFund Laos is the representative office of ChildFund Australia – an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce or eliminate poverty for children in the developing world. ChildFund Australia directly implements programmes in  Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam and manages projects delivered by partner organisations in Asia, Africa and the

Americas. ChildFund Australia is a member of ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 12 organisations, which assists more than 15 million children in 57 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity and is fully accredited by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Vacancy Announcement

DRR Officer- 1 position

Position Location: Nonghet based with 50% traveling to project area in Nonghet district, Xiengkhouang province
Position is for Lao Nation ONLY

Main Role

Disaster Risk Reduction Officer (DRR Officer) is responsible for overall planning, implementation and monitoring of DRR project(s) based in Nonghet District, Xiengkhouang province. This includes working closely with education team and relevant government partners to effectively implement DRR project activities. Specifically, DRR Officer, in the first two year of assignment, works closely with Education program staff to ensure efficient capacity support in Nonghet district, Xiengkhouang province and other potential provinces respectively when ChildFund expands to other areas.

Key Responsibilities

• To support staff and local partners to plan, implement and monitor the school based DRR component.
• To work closely with education team in the support of conducting and/or facilitating capacity building for partners and school teachers so that they can implement school based DRR effectively.
• To work closely with Village Education Devlopment Committees (VEDC) in each village and a network throughout the project area to plan and implement school based DRR activities.
• To support local partners, particularly the education offices and relevant government offices, in the first
• To carry out monitoring of DRR activities that demonstrate change in terms of quality and appropriateness of education and environmental contexts
• To work with staff and partner to monitor and oversee infrastructure construction/repair of DRR focused infrastructure and to ensure quality and child-friendliness in ChildFund’s approaches at all times.
• To oversee day-to-day planning and management of DRR activities in Nonghet
• To work closely with DRR Manager to ensure that government and other development partners provide genuine engagement of all stakeholders particularly children and youth in DRR work.
• To identify and recommend training needs for appropriate project partners and to increase project management capacity and to improve partner contribution to DRR project objectives.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Personal Qualities

• College degree or equivalent Development, education or related field.
• At least three years relevant experience working with INGO or relevant agency, with at least one year in DRR area.
• Field experience and demonstrated skills in DRR sectors
• Fluency in English and Lao. H’mong languages is an advantage.
• Strong IT skills and familiarity with MS Office, MS Windows and internet applications
• Good interpersonal communication skills with an ability to relate to people from a range of backgrounds in an appropriate and effective manner.
• Some experiences facilitation skills and experience working in rural communities.
• Willing and able to undertake work-related travel in Nonghet and beyond.

How to Apply

Applications can be made by email or post or by hand delivery to ChildFund Laos office in Vientiane or Ban Thamxay, Nonghet District, Xiengkhouang Province ; all other applications will be rejected. In addition, ChildFund will ONLY accept applications that include a CV and a cover letter that addresses the criteria above. ChildFund Laos will not return any applications and does not require interested candidates to submit copies of certificates, ID cards or any other information.

Please send all applications to info@childfund.org.la OR nouvongp@childfund.org.la or ChildFund Laos, PO Box 761,

Vientiane, Lao PDR. The deadline of the application is 27 July 2012

ChildFund Laos has a strict child protection policy and background checks will be undertaken prior to any offer of employment. All candidates should submit two professional referees including their current or most recent employer.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD ONLY CONTAIN A CURRENT CV AND A COVER LETTER ADDRESSING THE CRITERIA OUTLINED FOR THE POST. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Job Categories: DEVELOPMENT. Job Types: Full-Time.

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